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5 Benefits of Replacing an Old HVAC System

Let’s face it.  Replacing your commercial HVAC system is something that, as a building manager, tenant, or owner, you don’t want to do.  It is generally a major expense and can be a major inconvenience.  Frequent breakdowns, more dust, inconsistent temperatures, and an increasingly noisy system are all indicators that you should be thinking about new heating and cooling equipment.  You’d rather put it off as long as possible, but by doing this, you risk equipment failure which forces you into an emergency situation where your equipment needs to be quick shipped by the manufacturer and replaced on premium time resulting in a much higher cost.  Replacing old HVAC equipment, in most instances, does not mean a complete redesign; in most cases, new equipment will work with your existing ductwork or piping.  Our engineers can retrofit a new system in place of your old one that salvages and reuses as many components as possible to provide as much value as possible.   At Jarrell, we consider the total cost of ownership, not just the first cost of the unit and its installation.  If your HVAC equipment is older than “Deep Impact”, here are "5 benefits of replacing your old HVAC equipment:

  1. You’ll be under warranty.  Odds are likely that if you currently have an older HVAC system, your warranties ran out long ago.  Once your new equipment is installed, you can rest easy knowing that it is covered in case of a failure that could require an expensive repair.  After we install your system, we can put you on a regular maintenance program to ensure that you remain in compliance with all warranties and manufacturer suggested operating parameters for a properly functioning system.
  2. Reduces repair costs.  If you’re thinking about the age of your HVAC system, you’re already experiencing an increase in the frequency and magnitude of breakdowns and repairs.  It becomes more and more difficult to find parts for older systems, and emergency breakdowns are always expensive.  You can rely on a new system to be more dependable and free of costly breakdowns for years to come by having our expert technicians customize a maintenance program for you.
  3. Improved indoor air quality.  Your HVAC system does more than keep your building consistently comfortable, it also keeps the air clean for its occupants.  As your system ages, components, particularly metal components exposed to outside temperatures and weather, can become misshapen. If those components happen to be the filter rack and the fresh air hood, allergens, pollutants, and other contaminants are being sucked into the building.  Airborne illnesses are more likely to reduce productivity, and the dangers of carbon monoxide are well known.  These things can accompany older systems with lesser air quality.  If allowed to persist, dust and possibly even mold could accumulate, propagate, and contribute to a myriad of health-related problems such as allergy attacks, headaches, and dizziness.
  4. Everybody’s going green.  As we said above, the indoor air quality can be improved by replacing HVAC equipment but so can the outdoor air quality! Every unit of energy used by HVAC equipment must be produced at energy generation plants, which, although they are much better today than 50 years ago, still produce some amount of pollution.  Using less energy means less energy needs to be produced at the energy generation facilities, which means less pollution.  Helping reduce air pollution is good for everyone, and putting out a press release detailing how your company is taking steps to go green can give your company some positive PR.
  5. Energy savings.  One of the largest costs of ownership when it comes to buildings is the recurring cost of energy. With vast experience in engineering, designing, and implementing all the latest and greatest HVAC system types and control strategies available on the market today, Jarrell regularly helps people eliminate substantial percentages of their annual energy consumption each year, causing an annual positive impact on the bottom line.  As energy costs consistently rise over time, it is important to fight against this slippery slope of rising costs by making the decision to install equipment that uses less energy and will cost less to use over the long haul.

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Better indoor air quality leads to higher tenant occupancy.  New equipment shouldn’t fail nearly as often as decades-old equipment, and even if it does fail, new equipment failures are covered by warranty.  Environmental stewardship is high in demand from prospective tenants, and the annual recurring savings from reduced energy bills is a great way to springboard future improvements with more discretionary capital in the budget.  The bottom line here is…well…the bottom line.  If you’d like to investigate the deep impact new HVAC equipment could have on your bottom line, call Jarrell Mechanical Contractors today at (800)729-HVAC (4822).  We can assess the current condition of your system and make recommendations for improvements that will help you save money.